Rabelais and His World
This classic work by the Russian philosopher and literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) examines popular humor and folk culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. One of the essential texts of a theorist who is rapidly becoming a major reference in contemporary thought, Rabelais and His World is essential reading for anyone interested in problems of language and text and in cultural interpretation.
- Paperback | 512 pages
- 134.62 x 205.74 x 30.48mm | 635.03g
- 09 Jan 2009
- Indiana University Press
- Bloomington, IN, United States
- Midland Book
Back cover copy
This book is double-voiced: it is doing two things simultaneously, for the multitude of shattered unities we call revolution brings forth texts with peculiar forms of unity. At one level it is a guidebook for its times, and at another level it is a contribution to historical poetics with time and place.
Table of contents
FOREWORD Krystyna PomorskaPROLOGUE Michael HolquistINTRODUCTIONONE Rabelais in the History of LaughterTWO The Language of the Marketplace in RabelaisTHREE Popular-Festive Forms and Images in RabelaisFOUR Banquet Imagery in RabelaisFIVE The Grotesque Image of the Body and Its SourcesSIX Images of the Material Bodily Lower StratumSEVEN Rabelais Images and His TimeINDEX